It seems that the backlash caused by magazines featuring super thin models made Numero Magazine Japan to take a stand as the mag opted to photoshop a little meat on supermodel Karlie Kloss‘s ribs to avoid any anorexia outcry. But it seems that the magazine only managed to spark even more controversy as some people consider Karlie to have a naturally thin figure, thus airbrushing was not necessary. On the other hand, some find this a smart move from the magazine to stem anorexia backlash.
Not long ago the supermodel has been caught in the middle of another controversy with a photo spread for Vogue Italia, which landed as ‘thinspiration’ on some pro anorexia sites. The photos of the thin model caused people to fire back at Vogue claiming they are promoting an unhealthy body image, reason for which the magazine removed the photo from its website.
The renowned 20-year-old supermodel whose thin figure linked to rigorous ballet training was captured on Greg Kadel’s camera lens wearing nothing but a skirt, her hands up, to expose her bare upper body which displayed the model’s ribcage and sternum. Apparently, to avoid any backlash, the team behind Numero Magazine Japan decided to have the snap photoshopped so her ribs and sternum would not be as visible.
The decision, however, was questioned by some as they claim that a thin person would have the ribs showing in that position, thus the photoshopping wasn’t necessary. The attention towards the pictures was drawn once the original snaps were posted by photographer Greg Kadel on his web page, and there is a clear distinction between the shots. What do you think? Would you rather look at the un-‘shopped reality while browsing through a magazine?
Photos courtesy DailyMail, Greg Kadel Studios, style.com